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Volunteers

Are you passionate about local food?

Do you want to contribute to your community in a meaningful way?

Do you have a few hours to spare? Once a year? Once a season? Once a month?

Volunteers are the heart of the Ottawa Valley Food Co-operative.

Sharing the tasks means being an integral part of building a local food system that benefits our rural economy and provides fresh, healthy food to everyone!

The work of every volunteer will be appreciated.

Volunteering is flexible in regards to amount of time and tasks:
  • Participate in Delivery Day in Rankin (2-3 hours, once a year, quarterly, every 2 months or monthly)
  • Drive orders from the sorting location in Pembroke to your closest customer pick-up point (2-5 hours, once a year, quarterly, every 2 months or monthly)
  • Your travel mileage can be covered by the co-op.
  • Telephone reminders for your region (1/2 hour, every month)
  • Host customer pick-up.
  • Serve on the Board of Directors
  • Preparing snacks for volunteers on Delivery Day
  • Regional Route Manager
  • Help out at promotional and educational events.
  • Many other ways to contribute your time, talent and expertise.
  • Find out more by contacting us right now!

Testimonial

Supporting local, sustainable agriculture is so important to us and the OVFC makes it remarkably easy to do so. It’s wonderful that we have the chance to reconnect with the community that we know and love even though we’re no longer living right in the valley.  The Co-op is one of the things we miss most about Renfrew County, so I was more than delighted to learn that you were adding a pick-up location in Ottawa. 

Sara Kowalski MacLellan

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